The perception of right and wrong changes as you grow older

October 11, 2016, 11:20 am

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As we grow older, we are able to emphasize and sympathize more with other people. This means that our understanding of what motivates people changes and grows. With that understanding the lines between right and wrong begin to blur and we can live in a more grey area, where we measure not just right vs wrong, but also intent vs motivation, means vs results, etc.... We also develop our frontal cortex during adolescence and are able to manage our impulse control better. So, we are not only able to understand people better, but we're also able to understand our own motivations better as we get older. So in the moment we have more control over our own faculties as we get older.

So yes, I believe we do change and that change ought to be and is reflected in our juvenile system....under most circumstances. The US is the only country in the modern world that sentences juveniles under adult sentencing laws under certain circumstances.

3 years, 4 months ago

I don't think the definition of what is right or wrong changes, but your understanding of the consequences of those actions to yourself and to others changes.

3 years, 4 months ago

This thread relates to the different punishments relating to sentencing among juveniles and adults. Just to be clear.

3 years, 4 months ago
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